Wednesday, November 21, 2012

*NEW* Design, 500th Post, AND a Liebster!

There are a lot of things going on right now, so let's just start with the do you like the new design?!?  Thanks a bunch to Kate at 17th Avenue Designs!  She has just been awesome to work with!  It is still a little bit of a work in progress, but it looks a lot better than the "under construction" nightmare it was about 3 hours ago!!!  I am by no means an HTML pro...but sometimes I surprise myself.  Maybe I missed my calling?


This is my 500th POST!!!  Can you believe it?  What a journey it has been!  The good news is that at this point I feel like I'm going stronger than ever.  I have some big plans up my sleeves, so you will just have to keep checking back! :)

And last but certainly not least....

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award  by my blogger friend Kristin at w/ milk & sugar.  "Liebster" means darling or beloved person in German...just so happens I think Kristin and her blog are just darling!  Thanks lady!  :)
The rules are as follow:

1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.

11 Facts:
1.  I took dance lessons for 15 years....I still dance everyday in my apartment :)
2.  I have a current obsession with anything neon, and pretty much any shade of yellow
3.  I'm not a fan of desserts, but I don't mind making them for other people
4.  I own the whole series of Friends on DVD... and I watch all of the seasonal episodes during that time of year (ex. right now I am cranking through all of the Thanksgiving episodes)
5.  I think sponges are pretty much the grossest things EVER (besides eyeballs)
6.  I am a wannabe runner
7.  There is usually at least one night during the week that I am too lazy to cook what I had planned - so we get chinese food or Subway (shhhhh....don't tell)
8.  Bio-dome is one of my all time favorite movies 
9.  I think my husband looks like Joel McHale - and I'm quite alright with that ;)
10.  I love olives
11.  I like to pretend I can knit.  Proof...
Not gonna lie-this has been a work in progress for a few months now

Kristin's Questions:
1. What is your favorite holiday food?
Antipasta!!!!  The recipe just happens to be coming soon too!  :)
2. What would your dream house/apartment/condo look like?
I just want a standard 4 bedroom one level house with a SWEEEEEET kitchen...maybe something like this...
3. If you could live a day in the life of another person (any time, place, etc) 
who would it be and why?
I would like to be Zooey Deschanel...she is pretty much my hero.  I would love to hang out on the set of The New Girl!
4. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Going to Grandma and Grandpa's house on Sunday's.  
5. Salty, sweet or savory?  
Salty and Savory...sweetness can take a hike.
6. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Funny, Thoughtful, Caring...these questions are always so hard!
Maybe I should go with what my friend Jen suggested...
Long. Island. Princess. 
7. What places are on your travel bucket list? (Places you just have to see someday)  
I just have to get to Italy at some point!
8. What is your funniest cooking story? 
(pizza box catching on fire, putting ½ cup oregano instead of ½ tablespoon, etc)
This isn't exactly a "cooking" story, but I did (somewhat recently) put salt in hubby's
9. Do you have/want children? If so how many?
Yes, two or three!
10. What is your all-time favorite movie?
Bio-dome, but I already said that one so I'm going to also say Breakfast at Tiffany's
11. What is something you didn't like at first, but now love?

My questions:
1.  What was your first car?
2.  Do you have any tattoos?  What and where?
3.  What is the first thing you ever learned to cook?
4.  What is your guilty pleasure?
5.  If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
6.  What famous person do people say you resemble?
7.  Would you rather talk on the phone or via text?
8.  What was your most recent "impulse buy"?
9.  What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
10.  What is your favorite song at the moment?
11.  What is the last movie you saw in the theater?

Here are my nominations:

Well that was fun!!!


  1. i too think sponges are awful! great post :)

  2. So many marvelous things happening in this post. Love the new look & congratulations on your 500th post. How exciting girl!

    I too used to hate sushi when I first tried it.

    1. Thanks!!

      LOL...I'm still shocked that I like it!

  3. You're welcome Jillian! I hope you have a great day! :)

  4. Ok I have never heard of Bio-dome, but just looked it up so now my interest is piqued. Red Box here I come. So fun reading more about you :)

    1. Hahaha, don't get your hopes may be one of the dumbest movies, but for some reason it is a favorite of my brother and I! :)

  5. So sweet of you to nominate me. Thanks for sharing and for us to get to know other bloggers!

  6. Congrats on all this awesome news! It says a lot that you've been blogging for all of these years. I love the people who do it to do it.

    And you are a ridiculously lucky lady if your husband looks like Joel McHale. Bravo to that, dude. He can do no wrong.

    1. Thanks so much! Totally agree about Joel!!! :)


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